Humvee Out, International MXT In the Army?

February 9, 2006

A quiet revolution is underway in the sourcing of military vehicles and the International Truck & Engine Corp. ofChicago is hoping that its new $69,900 MXT 4X4 can fit into the mix. “The new MXT is a symbol of our company’s commitment to breaking through into new markets,” said Dee Kapur, president of International Truck Group. Kapur said that International has been asked to provide prototypes of the truck to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Defense for use by agencies such as the U.S. Border Patrol, the U.S. Army, and other services. Kapur also confirmed that International also has won one contract from the DOD to build a prototype for a vehicle that would eventually become the replacement for the U.S. Army’s fleet of Humvees. Lockheed Martin also won a contract to build a prototype. But AM General of South Bend, Ind., appears to have been shut out of the competition, which is being refereed by the U.S. Army’s Tank & Automotive Command in Warren, Mich.Joseph Szczesny

 

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